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Season To Remember For Garry White

Hawkesbury trainer Garry White is enjoying his best season in six years in more ways than one.

Season To Remember For Garry White

Hawkesbury trainer Garry White is enjoying his best season in six years in more ways than one.

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White’s victory with Military Academy at Hawkesbury on Sunday was his 14th winner in 2017-18, his best season since he prepared 15 winners in 2011-12.

He is now also the leading local trainer at Hawkesbury meetings in this current season.


Military Academy Horseform won the PolyTrack Handicap (1000m) to take White to nine wins at home, one ahead of Scott Singleton and three ahead of Brad Widdup (6).

White’s other winners this season have been at Orange (3), Newcastle and Gosford.

When he trained 15 winners in 2011-12, 13 of them were at his home track.

Military Academy (Tye Angland) surged down the centre of the track to easily beat Neapolitan and Rio De Janeiro for the second win of his career.

“That performance today was reflective of the ability he has shown me in training, but hasn’t been producing it in races until now,” White said.

“Hopefully he can continue that style of racing and win better races.”

White revealed Military Academy’s owner, Hobartville Stud’s Grahame Mapp, had suggested to him to trial the Snitzel three-year-old leading up to the Hawkesbury race. He won a 797m trial at Warwick Farm six days prior to Sunday’s win.

His rider Tye Angland moved to 14 Hawkesbury wins for the season but is still trailing Brenton Avdulla (21) and Josh Parr (15).

Gear changes played an important role in getting home victories also for fellow Hawkesbury trainers Jason Clisby and Wade Slinkard at the meeting.

The treble lifted the number of Hawkesbury winners so far this calendar year to 87.

Clisby, who has only two horses in work, took winkers off Avago Boy Horseform, who broke through at his eighth start after three minor placings in the Can Assist 3YO Maiden Plate (1000m).

Clisby is overseas and missed his Denman three-year-old’s win. Fellow Hawkesbury trainer Rebecca Brewer deputised for him.

Slinkard put blinkers on Legistation Horseform, who took over soon after the start of the Iron Jack Benchmark 72 Handicap (1300m) and wasn’t headed.

It was the Aussie Rules six-year-old’s fourth success and all have been achieved on his home track.

Godolphin’s head Australian trainer James Cummings scored with promising filly Pohutakawa and leads the overall Hawkesbury premiership with 19 wins for the season, six ahead of Team Waterhouse.

Brad Widdup and his apprentice Qin Yong teamed at Canberra’s meeting last Friday to clinch another victory with Underground.

It was the third victory of Underground’s nine-start career, and Qin Yong’s eighth Australian winner since joining Widdup’s Hawkesbury stable last year.

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